Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Type locality: Germany
Range: NE Spain throughout most of Europe including S. England and Sicily, to Lithuania, C Greece and Turkey. It is absent from N. Netherlands, N. Germany and South Greece.
Habitat: Diverse: grassy, flowery, bushy places between sea level up to 1,750mtrs.
Flight Period: Early June to early September.
ssp. lucasi (Rambur, 1858) – Bougie, Algeria – flight period is between mid-May to July at lower altitudes; June to early September at high altitudes.
ssp. galathea f. magdalenae
ssp. galathea f. procida
Melanargia galathea biotype
11/07/2014, Albania, 888mtrs